Resources to grow your business and make it thrive
You have a business to run and the hospitality industry is constantly changing. From regulatory compliance to business conditions to industry intelligence to consumer trends to information on the newest products and services, you'll find resources that will help you make the best decisions.
Hospitality Law Review
If you have any questions about complying with a state or federal law, the members-only Hospitality Law Review is the first place to look. No other single publication has this level of comprehensive coverage of the state and federal laws or rules that impact your hospitality business.
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Quarterly Economic Snapshots
Since February 2020, Hospitality Minnesota has fielded a quarterly survey on business conditions with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Explore Minnesota Tourism. When the results are in, we summarize the results and share it with you, our public policy makers and the media. Your input on a regular basis is crucial to telling the story and shaping supportive policies that impact hospitality businesses.
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Monthly STR Summary
Every month we bring you a link to the most recent STR Report on lodging occupancy rates, along with a summary analysis. Access to the monthly STR reports is done in partnership with Explore Minnesota Tourism. Only the latest report is available until the next month's report is released, but our summary analysis for each month is always available. If you need assistance, contact Sam.
Read the Monthly STR Summaries
Access to current information and useful links to continue doing business in the midst of a pandemic. The most current information is linked from our COVID-19 Guidance page.
Access COVID-19 Guidance
Labor Law Posters
Posting of state and federal labor laws in an areas of your business that is accessible to all employees is required by law and good business practice. There are many online resources to purchase a single poster displaying all relevant laws.
Service Fee Toolkit
Across the country—including in Minnesota—an increasing number of hospitality operators are adopting the use of service charges on customer bills. Is adopting a service fee right for your business? There are a variety of issues to think through in making this decision, including public relations, employee communications, and legal and compliance considerations. Implementation of any service fee requires careful study and thoughtful consideration to ensure compliance with the law and customer acceptance.
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The Business Center
A marketplace of products and services offered through our relationship with the National Restaurant Association. Open to all members, these national brands offer special member offers and a revenue share that supports our programs.
Check out the Business Center
Useful links to additional resources
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Employment and Economic Development
- Department of Health
- Department of Labor and Industry
- Department of Natural Resources
- Department of Revenue
- Explore Minnesota Tourism - Industry Resources
- Minnesota House of Representatives
- Minnesota Senate
- Office of the Governor
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Department of Labor (DOL)
- Forest Service (FS/USDA)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Small Business Administration
- US House of Representatives
- US Senate
- White House
- American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)
- Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)
- International Association of Hotel Associations (ISHA)
- National Association of Catering and Events (NACE)
- National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC)
- National Restaurant Association (NRA)
- US Chamber of Commerce